Top 26 Green Colleges in America

Where are America’s green colleges?

Every year GreenReportCard.org attempts to provide the answer with its College Sustainability Report Card.

There are lots of ways to find green colleges. If you visit GreenReportCard, you’ll be able to filter for  green campuses in more than 100 ways. To make the search far less intimidating, you’ll find on the organization’s home page the 11 most frequently searched filters including those that will direct you to schools with the best overall sustainability marks, a Big Ten list, Ivy League list, schools with best bike-sharing program and LEED-certified buildings.

Here are the 26 over-all top green college winners:

  • Amherst College
  • Arizona State
  • Brown University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Carleton College
  • College of the Atlantic
  • University of Colorado
  • Dickinson College
  • Harvard University
  • Luther College
  • Macalester College
  • Middlebury College
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of North Carolina
  • Oberlin College
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Pomona College
  • Smith College
  • Stanford University
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • Wesleyan University
  • Williams College
  • Yale University

More Green Colleges

GreenReportCard isn’t the only organization grading colleges on their environmental practices. You can also check out the Sierra Club’s list of green colleges.

The Princeton Review has its own Green Honor Roll.

Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution, an Amazon bestseller, and she also writes a college blog for CBSMoneyWatch. Follow her on Twitter.


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